xowx wrote (edited )

its like you didnt even read the book, assuming this quote is cobbled together from The Selfish Gene as i cant find it

just because the meat, cells and proteins dont -- cant -- care about anything

doesnt mean that the emergent complex system that is a living creature is similarly restricted

rocks cant think (... maybe) but we press silicon into chips and fill them with lightning and create worlds with them

at worst per the book you are a meme machine, but you can at least choose your memes wisely

anyway dawkins is shit, ianal, fyiad, ymmv


xowx wrote

in terms of the T in STEM, i'm reminded of a tumblr post on how deeply and troublingly the internet has bled into most parts of our lives, presented as a kind of lovecraftian horror piece (some ableism and other problematiicness -- it's lovecraftian after all): https://astercrash.tumblr.com/post/157419046864/did-anyone-notice-how-quickly-the-internet-turned


IP cameras filled our world with eyes and the magisters learned how to open almost all of them. We all carry magic slabs of glass that if you hold it up to your ear can sing to you with a loved one’s voice, but if you look at it with your eyes, can show you a corrupted human with bleeding orange skin scream the profane with a thousand voices. The other day I saw someone hack a moving vehicle. At one point they made it stop. At another they made it so it couldn’t stop. Some of our best and brightest are going to create an army of four winged bats hovering throughout every city and we are going to connect them directly to the dimension where the nightmares live.


There are mages who work to defend against this particular evil

be one of those mages

share your knowledge, build things for people instead of money, empower others to fight back against the world we've built